To make partial changes to.
To be or become modified.
* adapt, alter, amend, revamp, rework
The act of shuffling cards.
An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.
- He made a real mess of the last shuffle .
(by extension, music) A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.
A trick; an artifice; an evasion.
- ''The sad young girl left with a tired shuffle .
- The gifts of nature are beyond all shame and shuffles . — L'Estrange.
* 1995 Mel Kernahan, White savages in the South Seas, Verso, p113
*: As I lay there listening to the strange night sounds, I hear the shuffle of someone creeping by outside in the grass.
* 2003 Edmund G. Bansak & Robert Wise, Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Career, McFarland, p394
*: She has a crippled leg, and every time she walks we hear the shuffle of her crinoline skirt and the thumping of her cane.
* 2008 Markus Zusak, The Book Thief, Pan Macmillan Australia, p148
*: Around her, she could hear the shuffle of her own hands, disturbing the shelves.
* to get / become / be lost in the shuffle
To put in a random order.
- Don't forget to shuffle the cards.
- You shuffle , I'll deal.
- The data packets are shuffled before transmission.
To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing.
- I'm going to shuffle all the songs in my playlist.
- He shuffled out of the room.
- I shuffled my feet in embarrassment.
To change; modify the order of something.
- The aged creature came / Shuffling along with ivory-headed wand.
, date=December 28
, author=Marc Vesty
, title=Stoke 0 - 2 Fulham
, passage=But, rather than make a change up front, Hughes shuffled
his defence for this match, replacing Carlos Salcido with Baird, in a move which few would have predicted would prove decisive.}}
To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate.
To use arts or expedients; to make shift.
- I myself, hiding mine honour in my necessity, am fain to shuffle .
To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another.
- Your life, good master, / Must shuffle for itself.
To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.
- to shuffle money from hand to hand
- It was contrived by your enemies, and shuffled into the papers that were seiz'd.
* shufflable, shuffleable
* shuffle off this mortal coil
* shuffle off
* shuffle up